AF French Film Festival 2019 Review: Celebration: Yves Saint Laurent

What: Celebration: Yves Saint Laurent (documentary) Who: Directed by Olivier Meyrou Watch the trailer. Celebration is a documentary filmed in the cinéma vérité style, and so emphasises natural actions and dialogue as it follows the movements of the army of dressmakers, models and coordinators behind Yves Saint Laurent in his final years. The man himself is presented to us as elusive and withdrawn, an otherworldly … Continue reading AF French Film Festival 2019 Review: Celebration: Yves Saint Laurent

Adelaide Film Festival 2018: Knife + Heart

The erotic-surrealist French film Un couteau dans le Coeur (Knife + Heart in English) is a love letter from director Yann Gonzalez to the high-art 35mm European porn of the 1970s. This homage to the quaint and pastoral production of the gay porn of yore is streaked with a darker, and more seditious “plot” – if it can be termed even that. When Anne (Vanessa … Continue reading Adelaide Film Festival 2018: Knife + Heart